Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

50-50 - Poem by Langston Hughes

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I’m all alone in this world, she said,
Ain’t got nobody to share my bed,
Ain’t got nobody to hold my hand—
The truth of the matter’s
I ain’t got no man.

Big Boy opened his mouth and said,
Trouble with you is
You ain’t got no head!
If you had a head and used your mind
You could have me with you
All the time.

She answered, Babe, what must I do?

He said, Share your bed—
And your money, too.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010



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